The devastation the California drought has caused to conifer trees in the Sierra Nevadas over the last couple of years "is far greater than previously observed," NASA scientists said in announcement of the publication of new map of the region.
Airlie Gardens is creating Wilmington's first ever tree mob. Over the years, storms have taken a toll on their tree canopy and there are now some spots that need filling in. Just last year, during a minor storm, Airlie lost five trees.
Right on the grounds of St. Mary's school, one of Wilmington's oldest citizens is still going strong. The Boundary Oak as it's known has a very special meaning, hearkening to a quainter Wilmington of the past.
Christmas time is upon us now that Thanksgiving is nearly over. For many people, that starts with buying a tree. At the Optimist Club's tree lot at the Kmart in Wilmington on Thursday, volunteers said they had a few families come by and sold about 10 trees. They said the sales really pick up in the two days after Thanksgiving.